Colorful Row Houses (How to Draw and Paint)


Kids will learn how to draw and paint colorful houses.

What You Need:

  • Paper (whatever kind you have on hand will do)
  • Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks (or regular paint, or markers, or crayons, or pencil crayons)
  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie marker (optional)

What You Do:

Using a pencil, draw a zig zag line across the paper, just above the halfway point. My kiddo calls this a “mountain range line”.

Draw a straight line across the bottom of the page.


Draw lines from the bottom of the points of the zig-zag line down to the straight line.

Create roof lines by drawing lines from the tops of the points, to the middle of the flat lines  (see image below). Then, add details like doors and windows.

Outline with permanent black marker.

Now it’s time to add color! We used Kwik Stix, but you can use any medium you would like (paint, crayon, pastel, pencil crayons, etc.).

Fill in the areas, making sure you let sections dry if you are using paint. The beauty is, with Kwik Stix, the paint is dry almost instantly!

About Kwik Stix

When The Pencil Grip Company sent me a set of Kwik Stix Solid Paint sticks to try out, I was cautiously optimistic.

The paint sticks have been designed to take the mess out of painting thanks to a formula that allows the colors to dry in just over one minute. Honestly, the thought of being able to paint without water, cups, paintbrushes and aprons sounded almost too good to be true.

When testing them, I knew exactly which project to tackle and I was blown away by the results. The colors are rich and the sticks are easy and fun to use. They look and operate like glue sticks and the texture of the paint – when wet – is not unlike oil pastels. Once dry, the picture appears as though tempera paints were used.

Painting may never be the same!

I was so pleased with Kwik Stix! My kiddo LOVED working with them and so did I 🙂


Kwik Stix are available in packs of six or twelve. You can also buy them in class packs of 96.

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